The strength and softness of water.
Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water,
Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong,
For they can neither control nor do away with it.
-- Tao Te Ching
Water birth is growing in popularity for good reason. It provides excellent pain relief and relaxes a laboring mom like nothing else. It is safe, effective, and all-natural. Water aids in pain relief, gives buoyancy, and can make birth a magical experience. Many women report benefits from water birth, such as relaxation, conservation of energy, and a sense of her own space.
Many midwives love waterbirth because it can reduce perineal trauma, provides stress and pain relief, and if used well it can speed up normal birth.
I provide a water birth tub for my clients, and I’d love to talk with you about whether water birth is right for you!